Morrissey sends statement criticising new book via nephew?

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  1. Without MSG I Am Nothing

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  2. DAVIE

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    Morrissey's voice altered on his album? pffft, what an old load of cobblers!
     
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    "Self appointed experts", "Dull as ditchwater tribute band" - both utter knackers. I was there, know some of the panellists and the band were fricking great. Anyway, on to the salient point.

    Morrissey's nephew was there, and did read a message from Morrissey. Far from pointing out "various factual inaccuracies in the book", it dwelt on one point only, in Chapter Eleven, which asked if Morrissey had pitch-controlled his voice on 'Skull'. That's what Morrissey picked up on when reading the book, and that's what his nephew read out. The statement made it clear that Morrissey had not altered his voice and went on to explain that singing in that high register was actually starting to damage Morrissey's vocal cords, hence the shift down for later live performances.

    That's what happened. The article on the Word blog exaggerates things somewhat.

    Oh, and the evening ground to a halt after that, because it was going to before. His statement was the last bit of the evening. Several people asked questions, the event was about to be wrapped up, Eoin said "Any more questions?" and then the statement. To suggest that the event was ended because of the statement and the 'ashen faced' panellists is plain wrong.

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  4. DAVIE

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    that worries me on how many higher pitched songs Morrissey is now capable of doing nowadays.
     
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    I can`t believe mos tof you believe that he would approve a book like this one.
     
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    One point in a whole book and it's a disapproval? Morrissey was sent the first copy of the book, and has had time to read it thoroughly. His assiduous reading picked up on that point. As someone else commented on the night, given the subject matters of the chapters, there was more than enough in the book to comment on - he chose that one point. There may be others, but that was the subject of the statement.

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    Although i wasn't there let me clarify a few things further "Self appointed experts" and "Dull as ditchwater tribute band" is a completely fair assesment and absolutely correct and it certainly was embarrassing for all concerned. Thanks
     
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    Well, at least it shows he read the book. What's it about again? :p
     
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    "Statements" about ticket sales, fake Ebay signatures and now this? He really must be bored to tears.
     
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    That makes two of us.
     
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    I hope the autobiography livens things up a little.
     
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    I hope the last chapter is written while my ankles are wrapped around his neck. OMG did I just write that? Lol. just trying to liven things up. :p
     
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    :lbf: You wouldn't get away with that on AYNIM
     
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    LOL! You succeeded! That comment just made my day.
     
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    Morrissey cracks me up, what a legend!
     
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    This is amazing. Did anyone manage to get a picture of his nephew at the event? I know someone posted his Facebook page awhile back.
     
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    I'm happy to hear that Morrissey has read the book - and thanks to Uncleskinny for clarifying what occured at the Manchester book launch.
     
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    On behalf of my co-editors (Aileen Dillane and Martin Power) and myself I have issued the following statement to the Word Blog concerning a report on the launch of our book at Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester. I will not be making any further comment on the matter.

    Dr. Eoin Devereux, co-editor.


    "As one of the editors of the book referred to in this post I wish to point out the following factual errors.

    1. Morrissey's nephew did read a statement referring to a SINGLE issue which he disagrees with in one of our book's chapters. He did NOT refer to "various factual inaccuracies" in the book.

    2. The author was not ashen-faced as you report. The author who is a contributor to the edited book was not even present.

    3. The night did not grind to a halt. There were more questions and even some humorous comments made following the statement referred to above. Book launch events usually finish with some questions and answers.

    As someone who saw The Smiths play and is a lifetime Morrissey fan I and my colleagues are not, as you say, "self-appointed Morrissey experts". Your description of These Charming Men as being as 'Dull as Dishwater' is obviously an opinion not shared by the audience who clapped and cheered their 6 songs."
     
  19. DAVIE

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    Yeah I wanna see his nephew!
     
  20. Bluebirds

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    Will the book now feature the by-line "as mostly proofread by Morrissey and his nephew."

    I can imagine Morrissey being quite irked by the suggestion that, as one of Britain's top live cabaret singers, he uses auto-tune. Its like telling a top footballer he is useless at ball control
     
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